Thursday, May 23, 2024

“Gotti” Movie Story Re-surfaces in NY Times, And Paper Has No Idea What’s Going On


Oh, the New York Times. What a mess! Briefly: they reported today that our old friend, Sal Carpanzano, is in trouble with the law. He’s been arrested on three separate fraud charges, one of them involving the “Gotti” movie that was never made and will never be made. Somehow, the NY Times reporter became convinced that “Gotti” producer Marc Fiore and his partner Fay Devlin are the injured parties. I will write more later, but for the time being you can read the history of the “Gotti” movie as reported exclusively here. Marc Fiore is an ex con who was part of a boiler room operation. He was written about in a book about the whole thing. I told you this whole story back in 2011-12. But it’s back. And there’s more tomorrow…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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